I’ve had a few people ask me now, “How on earth can you completely give up carbs???!!!”
“Don’t you love rice? Noodles? BREAD?!”
My answer usually sounds like this, “Of course I love them all! That’s how I got into this shape in the first place!!!!!”
To be honest, I haven’t been on a very strict Paleo diet. I do occasionally have the bread, rice and always the noodles.
However, most of the time, I’m pretty good.
Substitution is the key.
Thank goodness there’s PALEO RICE!! And it’s nothing new age or fancy.
It’s just steamed/boiled cauliflower that’s been blended in the food processor with a little sprinkle of salt.
There’s nothing more to it. I love cauliflower, and luckily for me, it’s Paleo approved!
To be honest, the first time I had it was when Sporkette threw a curry night. Whilst everyone else had their sub-standard rice, we had the high quality, wonderful tasting Cauliflower Rice!
Even if you haven’t jumped on this diet, give this a shot. Trust me, it’s so delicious!
Paleo Cauliflower “Rice” Recipe
Sprinkle of salt
Cracked Black Pepper
*Preferably a Food Processor to blend the Cauliflower
Cut the cauliflower up into small florets. This makes the overall blending process go faster and more efficient!
You can either steam or boil the cauliflowers. I tend to boil mine (just lightly blanch as I don’t want them to soften too much and I want to keep the texture of the cauliflower intact).
After about 3-4 minutes (do a test by tasting to see if it’s cooked), turn the fire off and drain the cauliflower.
Set aside to cool for 4-5 minutes (alternatively, you could shock the cauliflower in ice water to stop the cooking process).
In a food processor, blend the cauliflower finely (but not for too long or you might end up with puree instead). You want the consistency of granules.
Set aside and serve hot with a sprinkle of salt or cracked black pepper!
I usually find that I don’t need to flavour it with salt or pepper, as the natural sweetness of the cauliflower really comes out in this preparation.
I tend to eat it on its own as a side dish, as a “rice” substitute with Asian dishes, as a salad, the possibilities are endless.
Stay tuned to find out what more you could do with this recipe!!
I’m thinking of trying this with carrots and broccoli ;)
So tell me, would you try this recipe out?